N. Ireland News

Health Outcomes Are Worse Living In A Deprived Area Of Fermanagh

Impartial Reporter journalist, Colm Bradley, carried out a special investigation into the health inequalities facing people who live in deprived areas. In this, part one of the two part investigation, he explains how an area is classified as deprived, what… Continue reading

Huge Event Planned For Ballyshannon In June


Around 12,000 People Expected In Ballyshannon For Sheep Shearing All-Ireland Championships

Ballyshannon will be hosting the 2020 All-Ireland and All-Nations Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships on June  6th and 7th.
This is Ireland’s biggest sheep event and sees over… Continue reading

10 Facts About Fertility

Everyone’s fertility journey is different – Dr Bart Kuczera provides advice that could help anyone trying to conceive

With January coming to an end and a new year – and decade – well upon us, people around the country may… Continue reading

Habitual Tea Drinking ‘Linked To Longer Life’

Drinking tea at least three times a week could be linked with a longer and healthier life, scientists say.

According to new research “habitual” consumption of the hot drink is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death.… Continue reading

Top Vet’s Eight Essential Tips To Keep Your Sheep And Lambs Right This Season

Eamon O’Connell has eight top tips to keep your sheep and lambs right this season.

1. Have A Plan For Flock Health

After a challenging spring, the outlook has begun to improve. The weather has picked up and hopefully a… Continue reading

Nine Things You Didn’t Know About Migraines

Migraine disorder is debilitating and often misunderstood, writes psychologist Iain Mays – but new research into treatment offers hope

Everyone either knows someone who suffers from migraine, or struggles with migraine themselves. Most people don’t realise how serious and incapacitating… Continue reading

Three Quarters Of The Nitrogen Put Into Irish Soils Is Not Utilised

Three quarters of the nitrogen put into Irish soils is not utilised, costing farmers millions and damaging the environment – but there are ways to cut the losses

It might make for unpleasant reading, but millions of euro worth of… Continue reading

Why Colostrum Is The Most Important Feed A Calf Will Get In It’s Entire Lifetime

Colostrum, otherwise known as ‘beestings’, is the most important feed a calf will get in its entire lifetime – as it contains vital antibodies to protect the calf against infections; many of which occur in early life.


This is according to… Continue reading

Seasonal Tips To Make Sure Your Not Breaking Farm Water Quality Rules

It is in every ones interest including farmers to work together to improve our water quality.

The following tips are intended to help farmers with some water quality issues that may need to be addressed during the Winter and Spring… Continue reading

Is Organic An Option For Your Farm?

Organic farming is not a system of farming you can switch to overnight.

You must take time and do research as to what changes you must make to become an organic food producer, and complete an organic conversion plan of… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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